Why Are Home Energy Savings Important?
Understanding the importance of energy savings doesn’t just save the planet, but improves the value of your home, keeps you and your family more protected from the elements all year round, and saves you money too.
Saving The Planet
Energy savings can help preserve the planet’s resources. When fewer appliances are running, fewer greenhouse gases are produced. Greenhouse gases heat the planet, which results in more people running their air conditioners and running them for longer periods of time.
For those of us who live in certain hot, humid parts of the world, it isn’t possible to live without running some air conditioning to maintain livable temperatures indoors (According to epa.gov, over 1,300 deaths in the United States each year are caused by extreme heat). However, we can limit the amount of time we run our heating and air conditioners by correctly sealing and insulating our homes. When heaters and air conditioners are run less often, a home produces fewer greenhouse gases that damage the environment.
Improving The Value Of Your Home
When your home is properly air sealed and insulated, you should be able to sell it for a higher price than you would be able to if it wasn’t yet air sealed and insulated. It can take time to insulate a home.
By insulating your home in advance, you can save money on bills while you still own the home and you may profit more by offering a well-prepared house on the market.
Staying Protected From The Elements
When your home is properly insulated, you and your family will stay warm through all the cold months of the year. A well-insulated home keeps the cold air from leaking into your home and prevents the conditioned air indoors from escaping outside.
When people think of insulation, many automatically assume that insulation will keep them warm. Some homeowners forget that a properly insulated home will also keep you and your family cool in the hot, humid summer months. When your home is properly air sealed and insulated, it will keep warm outdoor air out in the summer and allow your air conditioning to circulate your home properly instead of escaping, too.
In both cases (warm and cold), insulating your home can allow you to reap big energy savings. When your home is properly insulated, you will lose less warm or cold air that your home produces, meaning that you won’t need to crank your thermostat as high or run your cooling or heating systems as long in order to feel the results.
Air sealing and insulating your home may seem costly at first, but because it allows you to use less energy to keep your home at a comfortable temperature, you’ll quickly make that money back by saving money on future heating and air conditioning bills.
Performance Energy stands out from other insulation companies because we recognize the importance of air sealing your attics and crawl spaces before they are insulated. When your home is correctly air sealed before it is insulated, it will save even more energy than insulation will save you alone.
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